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history in burma, hillary clinton dines with aung san suu kyi. syria's opposition and army defectors unite just as a top u.n. official announces the country is in a state of civil war. >> the right hon. gentleman knows that we had no choice but to close the pool. >> meryl streep takes on margaret thatcher on the big screen. she talks exclusively to the bbc about her role as the iron lady. >> i wanted to in some way capture what ever it was that drew people to her. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs and around the globe. it is not too often that you get dinner with an icon of peace but today the u.s. secretary of state makes history when she had dinner with the nobel prize laureate, aung san suu kyi. hillary clinton is the most senior official to visit the country in more than half a century. where is the guarantee that this new openness will actually last? our reporter is traveling with mrs. clinton and her report has flash photography. >> an american secretary of state shaking hands with the president's, thein sein. then a meeting with the opposition leader, aung san suu kyi. both were unth
in egypt may lose that country's landmark election. >> also, the crisis in syria. the death toll skyrockets as stability spirals out of control. >>> and a failing grade. are california's kids too plump to play on tla ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> welcome back everyone. it has been nothing short of a long and passionate journey fighting the affliction of a.i.d.s., 30 years now. that is the white house this morning with a red ribbon hanging around it. it is world a.i.d.s. day today and the entire world reflecting back on this passionate type of process. it is 11:12 right now. >>> bell, this morning, the islamic brotherhood is claiming victory during early voting in egypt's landmark parliamentary election. islamists say they're on track to win a dominant majority. it appears the party has taken 40% of the vote and is expected. the victory comes at the expense of liberal parties and youth activist who's set off the re
. >> syria said yesterday's attack, there has been worse over the years but cutting off all diplomatic relations is extraordinary rare in peacetime. perhaps it was to teach a lesson to a country that doesn't play by the rules. a country which seems close to having a nuclear bomb. >> the iranians are being informed now we require the immediate closer of the iranian embassy in london and all iranian diplomatic staff must leave the united kingdom within 48 hours. if any country makes it impossible for us to operate on their soil, they cannot expect to have a functioning embassy here. >> so by the weekend, iran's embassy here in london, just like britain's embassy in tehran will effectively be closed down. almost at the very last moment, iran's foreign ministry put out a statement seeming to apologize for yesterday's attack, but it was too late and the apology wasn't strong enough. in six years, then, britain has gone from offering friendship to iran, that was angrily rejected, to shutting down all direct links altogether. and the basic reason is the political in fighting in tehran itself.
about what is going to happen in syria. if we want to counter the iranian studs put effort into putting a good outcome in syria. it would be the biggest blow to the iranians strategically that i can think of. >> i just -- i think it's a very important question that he put forward, and i think that the answer is in constant motion because the region is changing dramatically. therefore the iranian calculations changed dramatically. i think there's no question that the most interesting feeler that the iranians put out was in 2003. when we had smashed iraq in a war that put us on their doorstep. and even that feeler when i talk to people in iran in 2003 who were involved in putting it forward, they said frankly that they didn't have the full approval of the supreme leader, khomeini. so now we your in a totally different situation which iran has to calculate where it stands. i agree very much with the point put forward by the professor menashri that the iranian regime right now is very much interested in its own survival, in the survival of the elite. and if this is seen as a vehicle to help
been violence in syria, footage has emerged showing civilians coming under fire. activists say six people died in the violence. the syrian government says it has freed more than 900 prisoners involved in the recent anti-government protest. supporters of the former ivory coast president have expressed outrage at his transfer to the international criminal court. he is going to face charges of crimes against humanity. the icc says there is evidence that this violence that followed his defeat last year was deliberately organized by his supporters. the biggest walkout in a generation -- that's what labor unions are claiming in britain today. millions of public sector workers joined a nationwide strike to protest against the government's big spending cuts. it is they see now we have watched play out across industrialized world this year as workers feel the pain of austerity measures. >> it is the biggest strike for a generation. huge protests round -- wound their way through major cities in london, leads, birmingham and carcass. those involved are unhappy they're being asked to worked lo
up. tavis: you will never do that. i am glad you said that syria did you give me these great segues into a conversation i wrote this down. i love this line in terms of how on you open the text about your childhood. you say, "i was born into poverty and for a long time poverty was all i thought i would know. it defined me in the depths of my soul. " speaking of never giving up, particularly given where you started, how does poverty still define you? >> first of all, poverty continues to exist. it appearance seems to be relentless not only all of the things in america but also globally. we are over 7 billion people on earth. i do not see any philosophical analysis that suggests we know how to get out of this. what we need to do, people are not prepared to commit themselves even those who want to be outside of this oppression everyone is experiencing. nobody wants to step in and stopped the machine that perpetuates this relationship to poverty. many who have nothing as opposed to the few who have everything. as long as these disparities remain between people and forces, i think we will
issues. syria looks like a real problem. egypt is a problem. a moderate government with reform and reasonable relations with the u.s. and stable myanmar, that would be desirable and something the obama administration could point to and say, yes, we did this. >>> china has been urging the united states to lift sanctions against myanmar. it has close ties with the southeast asian country. foreign ministry spokesperson hong lei commented on clinton's visit to myanmar. >> translator: all countries concerned should lift sanctions against myanmar and try to promote its stability and development. >> hong lei also stressed the importance of maintaining china and myanmar's relations. >> translator: both china and myanmar want to increase this strategic cooperation and doing so will contribute to peace and stability in the region. >> myanmar is becoming strategically vital for china to meet its skyrocketing domestic energy demand. china has been financing port construction projects in myanmar and it also plans to build pipelines in the country, so it can import crude oil and natural gas
. >>> international pressure on syria is intensifying. e.u. ministers will meet thursday to discuss further action against the regime. it has been cracking down on opposition protests for eight months. the turkish foreign minister said his country has imposed sanctions on damascus that include freezing syrian government assets and suspending all financial dealings, including sales of weapons and military equipment. syrian forces are reported to have shot dead at least six protesters. >>> the muslim brotherhood has claimed the league in egypt's first public three elections since the overthrow of hosni mubarak. the freedom and justice party says that initial results put it in the lead with over 40% of the vote creditthe also puts the liberal egyptian blocked neck and neck with the ultra- conservative party for second place. the official first-round results are expected thursday. the final makeup of parliament will not be made clear until march. >>> syriana is here to talk about a concerted move by the banks? >> that is right, and a surprise move, global central banks have agreed on a coordinated act
weapons. >> syria is considered to be in a state of civil war with 4000 people killed since the protests began in march. the transitional council and the syrian -- the free syrian army have joined forces. the president of france has said that he and the german chancellor, angela merkel, will seek a new european union treaty to impose greater financial discipline. he said that the debt crisis revealed major weaknesses in the european union and that it needed to be rebuilt. there is new evidence that the crisis in the eurozone stretches far beyond europe possible orders. china has seen its manufacturing output shrank partly because european nations are not importing some many chinese goods. >> shanghai, china, the world's second-biggest economy. still growing fast while western economies stagnate. the eurozone is floundering under its debt and they are not buying as much chinese staff. all of those troubles some western debts, someone say that china is partly to blame. look at the extraordinary wealth that the chinese economic miracle has generated. the way that china has exported some muc
in a concrete foundation. the administration is commending the turkish government for tough sanctions on syria today in response to the government's crackdown on dissent. this is amateur video purporting to show the security forces firing on civilians in a town near the turkish border. >> labor unions say 2 million people join a one-day strike in great britain today. prime minister david cameron disagreed calling it a damp squibb. senior foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg is in london to show us what happened. >> there were massive strikes across the u.c. state. changes the pension plan. public sector employee from the hospital workers immigration officers to the union of head teachers by the way struck today for the first time. state the biggest public walk-out in a generation. >> it's not very good. we're going to have to work much, much longer to get the same amount. >> in places it became unruly. they broke in the place that they claim has britain's highest paid ceo. in parliament today, tempers flared. the government said strikes are not helpful and accused the opposition labor par
's going to happen in syria. >> so these uprisings that caught everybody by surprise, are a reality that we have to de with. and there are two things that can happen. one is that you can be sure that there are people hard at work and to make sure they don't tu out the way the demonstrators want. in fact, if they can create a whole group of little irans all over the place that's what they want we need to be awe of what' going on. secondly, we need to think much harder about what our response is in order to shape the environment, to make the outcome be favorable. and for the first time in 60 years, it's not about sending them the six fleets or the marines or the air force or army or special forces. it's about providing them with economic assistance and training and coaching on how you can reshape your economy. how you can live, how a government can end up in more transparent way respt of human rights and be the government of these visionaries are trying to shape. and it's extremely important that it come out as close as possible thaway. now with a lot of people that i talked to, it said that
is going on in syria. we still do not have a firm grip over the hundreds who have been shot and killed based on protests inside syria in places like damascus and through that area. this alone would be enough to tell you the region is underway for enormous change. then you add into the mix, what is happening with iran most likely on the doorstep of a nuclear program. also what is happening down here in yemen. this would be enough for one day. then you throw in iran and yemen and you see ultimately the issues and the concerns of israel that sits in this neighborhood now. the muslim spring or the arab spring we should say that started almost ten months ago is now moving into the arab winter. we wait to see how this turns out, martha. martha: bill, thank you so much, bill hemmer looking at that entire region. those are a few of the stories bill and i are watching for you this morning in "america's newsroom.". coming up a major scare at centre court after a routine performance for a cheerleader went horribly wrong. we'll tell you what happened there. bill: that was scary, right? more than h
.n.'s top human rights official concluded today that syria has plunged into a civil war. navi pillay said the death toll may be far higher than the official figure of 4,000 killed since the syrian uprising began, eight months ago. also today, the u.s., the european union and the arab league imposed additional sanctions on a dozen leading syrians and eleven syrian companies. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: hillary clinton in burma-- a country not seen by a u.s. secretary of state in more than 50 years. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: secretary clinton is spending three days in the isolated nation. "washington post" correspondent willian juan who is traveling with her joins us by phone. william, thanks for being with us. relations between the u.s. and the military regime in burma have been in a deep freeze for a couple of decades. how is secretary clinton being received? >> she's been received well. she is the first u.s. official ever to set foot in the presidential palace, this ornate, somewhat gaudy mansion that looks like it's built f
control room. the death toll from syria's crack down on its own anti-government protesters, higher than 4,000 according to the u.n. human rights officials now saying president bashar assad should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. >>> evangelist billy graham is in a north carolina hospital waiting to hear whether he has pneumonia. he was admitted with a cough and a slight fever. a spokesman says reverend graham is stable and is in good spirits. >>> the santa ana wind causing huge damage and widespread power outages in southern california. some areas seeing hurricane force wind gusts up to 97 miles per hour. the windstorm is expected to last through friday. jenna: a lot of work there out in california. meantime we have a business alert for you now. new claims for jobless benefits, americans filing for first time unemployment is up when we look at the latest week. above 400,000 which is a key mark. connell mcshane from the fox business network to tell us more about this what do you make of this number? >> reporter: it means we're still stagnant in the job market. manufacturing has b
weapons and expressed serious concerns about the military dimensions of iran's nuclear program. syria was so serious about developing a nuclear weapon, probably with the help of north korea and iran, that in 2007 israel had to destroy a syrian nuclear site. terrorist groups and other rogue actors also seek the development or the acquisition of nuclear arms. and, ofand of course fourth we t yet forget about russia. your honor the provisions of the new start agreement, russia can expand its nuclear force rather than pursue reductions. russia tends to build a heavy new icbm be available by 2018. russia expects to build eight new nuclear submarines, and it also plans on designing and building a new nuclear bomber. we cannot afford to let our nuclear deterrent atrophy in light of so many nuclear threats. once we lose nuclear capabilities, it will be extremely hard to reconstitute them. we need a reliable and credible nuclear arsenal. we need it to dissuade new nations from acquiring nuclear weapons. we need it to deter nuclear powers from using their weapons, and we need it to hold enemy a
rights abuse, and depression of other peoples principally in syria that is no longer acceptable to the international community and so that this regime should operate without the benefit of funding from the international community. i think this amendment is one of the last, best hopes for peace to bring effective economic sanctions to bear so that a burden doesn't fall on our friends in saudi arabia or our allies in israel to do the far more tough military work that may be required to remove this common danger. many people say that you can't convince a country who is on a nuclear weapons course to reverse course and i say, well, you show your ignorance of history. because we saw the argentines give up a nuclear program, the brazilians. likely the south africans detonated a weapon and then decided to give up their program. in kazakhstan and ukraine nuclear weapons were given up, in libya nuclear weapons were given up and with effective pressure, my hope is that it can happen here. we know that. ahmadinejad is not proper rather, the regime does not enjoy the support especially of i
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